Thank you for participating in our summer programs this year! We hope that, like us, you learned something new and had fun doing so. More fun is yet to come; please see below for upcoming Fall and Winter events at the Huyck Preserve.
(Please scroll to bottom of page to RSVP for events that require registration. All events to take place at the Eldridge Research Station, 284 Pond Hill Road, Rensselaerville, NY 12147, unless otherwise noted.)
Tree Bark Identification Hike Saturday, November 17th, 2:30 PM with Bill Logan, Urban Arborists and Huyck Preserve Board Member Meet at the trailhead behind the Helderberg Brewery's new Taproom/ Post Office 26 County Route 353, Rensselaerville, NY 12147
A good forester often needs no more than to see a tree's bark to identify the tree, even when the leaves have fallen. Join Bill Logan on a hike through the Preserve to learn how you can identify trees by their bark and how to create your own tricks for memorization. Hikers are welcome to end with a local drink or snack from the Helderberg Brewery.
Suggested donation $5 non-members, members and children under 12 free. Space limited, registration required
Dessert Under the Stars at Lincoln Pond Friday, December 7th, 7:00 PM with Helderberg Earth and Sky Observatory
Explore the night sky through telescopes following a discussion on the effects of light pollution on wildlife with the Helderberg Earth and Sky Observatory. Delicious desserts and hot cocoa will be served!
Winter Tracking Hike Saturday, January 12th, 10 AM - 1 PM with David Muska, Wilderness Skills Instructor/ NYS Guide, Ondatra Adventures
Discover signs of the winter activities of animals. David Muska will teach the fundamentals of tracking and will help you develop your skills through techniques such as clear print identification and track patterns. No prior tracking experience necessary. You may want to bring a notebook and pencil/pen and snack and water. Depending on conditions, snowshoes may be helpful and are available on a first come, first served basis. All ages are welcome! Suggested donation $10 non-members, $5 members and children under 12 free. Space limited, registration required
Annual Winter Festival and Artisan Market Saturday, February 2nd, 11 AM - 3 PM
What better way to spend a winter day than enjoying quality, fun time with your family and community at the Preserve? From sledding and ice skating, to live rescue demonstrations, we’ll have outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy. Warm up inside with hot cocoa and food, take part in our upcycling workshop (turning “trash” into beautiful, functional art) for children of all ages (including children at heart!), and shop for hand-crafted treasures from our local vendors.
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Architecture of Trees Hike Saturday, March 2nd, Time: TBD with Bill Logan, Urban Arborists and Huyck Preserve Board Member
Join Bill for an in-depth look into the trees of the Preserve and learn about the various ways they take shape. Suggested donation $5 non-members, members and children under 12 free. Space limited, registration required
Owl Prowl Saturday, March 16th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM with Kelly Martin, Wildlife Rehabilitator
Local wildlife rehabilitator, Kelly Martin, will begin with an indoor showing of her live, rescued owls and will share the wonders of these incredible birds with the community. Then, the Prowl will venture outdoors, where we will keep our eyes and ears open in the search for owls in the wild. Bring headlamps or flashlights if you'd like (red lights preferred). All ages are welcome! Suggested donation $5 non-members, members and children under 12 free. Space limited, registration required
Cover photo by Laurin Trainer
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